VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

February 20, 2015

This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by Bajio Rep and the stage play: "Sherlock Holmes--The Final Adventure," written by Steven Dietz, playing one week only, at Angela Peralta Theater, Wednesday, February 25th 'til Saturday, February 28.

Directed by Allan Gross. Starring: Jim Newell as Holmes co-starring Bill Pearlman as Doctor Watson, Ethan Emery as Professor Moriarty and Clara Dunham as Irene Adler. Also featuring: Howard Platt, David Galitsky, Dianne Campbell, Geoff Hargreaves, Gregory Diamant and Caden Koontz.

This theatrical production is likely to be San Miguel's hit of the season, considering the writing, cast and the crackerjack production team. Tickets: 50 pesos to 300. Performances: 7:30 pm. with a Saturday Matinee at 2:30 pm.

Tickets available only at the Angela Peralta Box Office, on Hernandez Macias.

(Attention business people: Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out almost 2000 emails to our members once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


Your VIP Club welcomes The Mesones Café, Mesones #74, 152-6565 open Noon to 10 daily. Mesones Cafe has quickly established itself as San Miguel's place to go when looking for "Down Home Texas Cooking," ya' all, featuring American comfort food! Grub like Chicken Fried Steak and Chicken Burgers with hand cut fries and BLTs and Sheppard’s Pie, Root Beer Floats and yummy desserts are at hand. Shane and Hola are your hosts. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill when paying cash.

Each February Your VIP Club teams up with Biblioteca Publica in a drive to help increase library memberships. For the month of February, buy a VIP Club Card at the library for the standard 550 pesos and Your Club will buy you a library card good for a full year a 120 peso value. For some of you who may have been out of the club for a bit, here's a great way to get back into the club and help your community. Buy the card at the gift shop and they will give you a voucher to take to the book check out window to retrieve your free card. Thank you. Open to San Miguel residents. Take 2 copies or passport or Drivers license and a utility bill (utility bill doesn't have to be in your name but from your residence)

Your Club welcomes Mike Herbert, ND Doctor of Natural Medicine, Mesones #14, Interior #2. 121-8587, cel: 415-125-3575. Doctor Mike offers: Computerized Health Assessment, Bodywork for Pain, HCG Diet and various Nature's Sunshine Supplements. Mike will offer 25% off to members for their first visit!

Your Club has news about a great lecture at participating VIP Club business, Moonrise Health, Organos #29, titled: "Exploring Quality Essential Oils," by Lita Batho, Tuesday, February 24, 4:00 pm., Moonrise Health, Organos 29, Centro, 154-4076, $50 pesos admission, redeemable against store purchase. Come Early to get a seat. (See attachment)

Sent in from, Elizabeth Garcia, at Photo Super 30, San Francisco #22- 152-2696, "We can print any image on many surfaces! Come and check us out. We have giclee printing, t-shirts from 1 piece to 1000! And also we can make frames in any size in 3 days! We convert old photos and place them on discs!" (see attachment)

(A personal testimonial, Super 30 just performed some miracles for me scanning the hard copy of my first novel of which there is no electronic copy. They took my VHS tapes and converted them to Discs! All at reasonable prices and I too received my VIP Club Discount of 10%)

Elizabeth and her family also operate The Beer Company, Ancha de San Antonio #17. She says, "We have the most amazing wings! Mexican micro brewers' beers and NOW we have 3-different tap beer Mexican artisanal!! We also have karaoke nights on Friday starting at 7 pm. And if you want to watch any sport we have it!" (see attachments)

VIP Club members Mort and Norma are having a garage sale on Sat. Feb. 28th at Cuesta de San Jose. Mexican antiques and other decorative pieces. Doors open at 9am 'til 1:00 pm. All ae invited all to call for pre-sale appointment. 152-8180.

Your Club heard from member Tom Pink raving about Ruth's El Chile Grande has re-opened at it's original location. Calle del Cardo #10-A two doors towards the park. Seven different salsas, chile marmalade, chile oils, chile chocolate chip cookies, chile oatmeal cookies and dark chocolate chile truffles are some of Ruth's delicious 100% natural artesanal products. The El Chile Grande sample gift baskets have been a huge hit for gifts to take back to the U.S and for party gifts here in San Miguel. VIP members are invited to stop by for a chile chocolate chip cookie or a chile oatmeal cookie on the house. El Chile Grande is one block from the organic market near the Instituto. Open 11-4:30 pm., Fri, Sat, Sun. Or call cel: 415-109-8367.

San Miguel Massage by Ruth is celebrating it's 10th year of at-your-home therapeutic massage. VIP members receive a 10% discount on their first massage. one hour 500 pesos. 90 minutes 700 pesos. Call cel 415 109 0331 to book an appointment!

Our Mariana Carillo at Hanks wants to remind members about their daily, lip-smacking, inexpensive bar specials: Mondays: Mojitos 2x1, Pork belly tacos $38; Tuesday: Margaritas 2x1, Tacos Bell type: $20, Burritos $30; Wednesday: Martinis 2x1, Chili Dogs $38; Thursday, Hurricanes 2x1, Shrimps Empanadas $38 plus, begin your weekend early! On Thursdays,order two of Hank's entries off the everyday menu and get a complimentary bottle of red or white wine! Be it a four topper and order four entries and then it's a complimentary two bottles! Such a deal! Everyday happy hour from 5 to 8 at Hank's.

From Fran at VIP Club participating restaurant, Paprika, Ancha de San Antonio #7, Live music Thursday, 7 pm. Vudu Chile Band; Friday, Julián Arcos, guitar, 7 pm.; Saturday, Gabriel Hernández, Bobby Kaplan y Adrián Flores 7 pm., Sunday, brunch jazz 1:00 pm.

Looking out front: The Magic Town Music Festival is back big time come March 14-15th. See attachment and press release. (See attachment and press release)

Looking further out: Club member, Pat Harding, invites you to help Jovenes Adelante empower University Students to Light up the World while enjoying the Screening & Meet the Filmmaker Night featuring “Ciclo”. Monday, March 16th at Bellas Artes Auditorium (2nd floor), doors open at 4:00pm. Film begins at 4:30pm. Tickets: $200p/$15usd. Reception following includes drink and snack. Tickets available at La Conexion (Aldama 3 & Cafe Monet location) & from JA volunteers. Call 150-003

email to locate a convenient salesperson.

Ciclo is the heartwarming story of two Mexican brothers, Arturo and Gustavo Martinez, who rode their bicycles from Mexico City / Toluca to Toronto in 1956. They were the first to accomplish this feat, and it changed their lives forever. 53 years later these two men, now 75 and 78, drive along the exact same route followed by a small film crew. The objective is simple: to see what has changed, both in the landscape and inside themselves. Ciclo is an exploration of memory, the heart, and the unavoidable passage of time. Filmmaker Andrea Martinez Crowther and her uncle Gustavo Martinez will join us for this very special screening to introduce the film, and together with her uncle Gustavo Martinez, will do a Q&A after the film. Jovenes Adelante, see

Congrats to head dude and chief bottle washer at The Restaurant, Sollano #16, Maestro Donnie Masterton was chosen (for good reason) to be a judge on TV hit Master Chef! Plus next weekend The Restaurant celebrates its seventh anniversary! Way to go gang!

Report lost VIP Club Card here for immediate replacement.

As of this posting, Horray! Nobody died that we know!

“Happy Year of the Goat, 2015.”

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your VIP Club of San Miguel

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